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Last Updated: Tuesday, 26 June 2007, 18:48 GMT 19:48 UK
Henry excited by Barca potential
Thierry Henry
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Thierry Henry has spoken of the threat he believes his new club Barcelona will pose after he joined Ronaldinho, Samuel Eto'o and Lionel Messi at the Nou Camp.

Henry signed for 16.1m from Arsenal on Monday to add to Barca's extensive array of attacking options.

He told the club's website: "When you see the names of this squad, which now includes mine, it should strike fear into the opposition.

"The most important thing is that we are capable of playing as a team."

Henry accepts he is not an automatic choice for the first-team.

I think that the most important thing is that Barca wins, independently of who plays

Thierry Henry

"Before coming here I knew very well what to expect and how things would go," he added.

"It is normal that a club like Barca have these types of players. It will be a decision for the coach to make about which players are chosen.

"One of the most important things is that we work as a team to move forward so that the club can win trophies.

"Although is it true that people remember specific players, they remember the team's victories more.

"I think that the most important thing is that Barca wins, independently of who plays."

The Frenchman plans to do everything he can to ease his integration into his new club.

"For me it's a priority to learn Castilian (Spanish) or Catalan as quickly as possible because it's very important to communicate, not just in the dressing room but from day to day," he said.

"I want to get to know the culture, the Catalans, the city."

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